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Scott's View Sunset

If I should become a stranger
You know that it would make me more than sad
Caledonia’s been everything
I’ve ever had
— Dougie MacLean

Home. I never appreciated the beauty of my home until I left it far away. I only started photography seriously in my late twenties, by which time I was living in Ireland, so I don't actually have many photos of home. Every recent trip has had rain, so was delighted to have this sky on my most recent trip back to the Scottish Borders. This is Scott's View looking over the River Tweed to the Eildon Hills and beyond. The most famous viewpoint in the Borders and the favourite stopping point of Sir Walter Scott. Folklore proclaims that Sir Walter stopped here almost daily on his journeys to and from his nearby home at Abbotsford resulting is his faithful horses stopping without command.  Upon his death, the horses pulling the funeral cortège on route to Dryburgh abbey stopped one final time to allow Sir Walter enjoy his favourite view.